About Tom Stokes
Movingiron LLC was never the biggest auto promo company but I always felt we were the best and was always the first mover in the marketplace with new and exciting products.
Now, fast forward to today. We are brought back some of that magic that worked back in the day mixing old school philosophy with new age technology.- Tom Stokes, CEO- Movingiron LLC
Car Business Accomplishments
Tom Stokes is a 24-year car guy that started in used car sales on the floor in at Acadiana Dodge in Lafayette LA. By 1998 he was a finance director of one of the largest Toyota stores in Gulf States (Coleman Toyota Baton Rouge). Tom has worked as a Used Car Director, New Car Director, GSM and GM.
Founded Movingiron LLC in late 1998 and has broken sales event records at several dealerships over the past decade including Trophy Nissan's One Million Dollar 4-day sale in Dallas Texas ( VIDEO ). Including the 175 units sold in 4 days at Prestige Ford in Dallas TX.
Has worked with and created events for Potamkin Auto Group in New York , Roundtree Automotive, Bohn Brothers in New Orleans, Van Tuyl Automotive Nationwide, Asbury Group, Sonic, Group One, Gregory Penske: Longo Toyota, Bobby Beck: The Beck Group, Tom Durant: Classic Chevy, Charlie Nixon, John Prindle, Randall Reed, and many others.
His favorite position at a dealership is closing ...
"I love being on the floor at a car dealership, and really love taking a customer from No, No, No not buying today - to Thanks Tom for helping us BUY TODAY! I'm a Closer!" - Tom Stokes
With a CORE Team of 20 strategists, analysts, managers, executives, administrators and specialists working together to help bring auto dealers OVER-THE-TOP sales and service for more than 15 years;
Bringing over 100 combined years of experience in the fields of data compiling, mail promo's, printing, PR, dealer marketing, advertising, social media, TV/Movie production and Web 2.0;
Has worked on over 1,500 automotive campaigns across more than 42 States and Three Countries;
Started Moving Iron (www.movingiron.com) in 1998. Moving Iron holds the record at Trophy Nissan for one million in gross profit in four short days and Prestige Ford for 175 units sold in 5 days for a total gross of over half million dollars.
Has personally sold customers a vehicle and has worked every position in a dealership at one time or another. Including detail.
Helped opened up Texas markets for Hibernia National Bank (CAPONE)
Has helped build, contribute to and maintain over 300 automotive websites, blogs, and forums;
Founded the first ever automatic vehicle inventory posting system Inventory Blaster
Trained several of the TOP car dealers in the country
Designed and built the first ever ARTIFICIAL RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM known as V.I.C. ( Virtual Intelligent Communicator). V.I.C. automatically follows-up on prospective clients. (VIDEO)
Speaker at several conventions including but not limited to NADA events and parties.
Founder of Radar Beacon an Auto Dealer Traffic Control & Positioning Software that has created several of the most successful new and used car sales campaigns in the industry. By using APDS ( Auto Predictor Database System ) Radar Beacon can create a list of who is in the market to buy a car in 90, 60, 30 days to immediately.
Founder of Nubond.com the first time anyone paid someone to promote and suggest a product via Facebook was 100% done by Tom Stokes in the car business in 2005.
Created and produces www.TrueInvoice.com
Created, Writes and Produces Playbook for Success a High Impact Sales and Marketing Training Program used by several TOP dealerships nationwide. Playbook is written with Cowboys Legend Drew Pearson and Roger Staubach
Road Warrior for 7 consecutive years running his own team with movingiron. Fun Fact The movie The Goods was based on Tom's life on the road selling used cars. IMDB credit
Partnered several dealerships with Make-A-Wish Foundation
Was first to Develop Mailer combined with Video, Call Center, and Website ... started with www.TrueAuctionSale.com
Owner of www.ProAutoJobs.com exclusively for the automotive business
Creator and developer of www.nuVuez.com
Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, Weishar Foundation, Living for Zachary 25 Days of Giving, Waldo Burton Boys Home, Music For Relief, Make a Wish, Wounded Warriors Project The 56 Foundation, Toys for Tots and Skylar Neil Foundation.
Click here to see Tom's TV, Film and Music Resume.
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